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Well .... good grief.   GM swapped badges around all the time, just get the Stradavario and slap a Corvair badge on it.  Nobody'd know the difference  [wink]


I understand.


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Totally agree, but to find the "Corvair Badge" I'd have to find the Corvair machine....hmmm?  see? LOL


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Totally agree, but to find the "Corvair Badge" I'd have to find the Corvair machine....hmmm?  see? LOL



Not at all - you have one already sitting in your driveway! [biggrin]

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the Corvair badges from the Corvair car will clearly not fit on the Corvair SM silly!!!!!
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SM needs racing stripes, too!
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Steve you are a man of many talents. I certain you could make a badge.
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Steve you are a man of many talents. I certain you could make a badge.


Ya know, that's part of the problem...  I could...  I do not have anything resembling the bandwidth or time to do it, but I could...

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One wax impression...
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Not helping....lol

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Yesterday I received an email from auctionzip.com about vintage/antique sewing machines online auction sales.  They were mostly toy sewing machines that were very old and from other countries.  I thought someone might be interested.
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Since this is the wanted post --Asking if anybody in Europe / especially Great Briton  is going to a fabric store that is listed for the  Row x Row Experience--I would like to get a license plate and a pin from any store-- .will pay any cost.  I can return the favor if you prefer.
Remember , I am in Ontario Canada

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Since this is the wanted post --Asking if anybody in Europe / especially Great Briton  is going to a fabric store that is listed for the  Row x Row Experience--I would like to get a license plate and a pin from any store-- .will pay any cost.  I can return the favor if you prefer.
Remember , I am in Ontario Canada


There is a row by row swap group on Facebook where you could ask too.  People are picking up row kits and mailing them or trading with others and also you can ask to get license plates too.  [biggrin]  It's pretty handy if you want to collect rows with a theme or just want ones too far away to get!

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Thanks for telling me.  I was going to get  on facebook just to "like" part of the R X R  so I could check some things. Friend and I  were working  to get on f book  when she got an emergency call and had to rush to hospital.  Computer not  being user friendly this week so making me aggravated too.
We really don't want to use this media of fb.  but seems half the world is there.

I have met some great people through this Row x Row Experience  so it's been fun even if I don't sew hundreds of little rows.
On my wanted list is help for computer and more hours to sew for now  but I did finish
a quilt top which eventually will post.

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WANTED -  tubular steel treadle frame.
I would love to make a portable treadle as Becky does here:



If anyone comes across a tubular treadle frame (or any functional lightweight frame), would you ping me?  I can put whatever wood on top so the wood does not necessarily need to be in good condition.

I bring my hand crank to classes and sew dates, but attended a retreat this weekend and would have appreciated bringing a treadle as I had projects that required two hands.  Just don't have the room or desire to haul a standard treadle.

Thanks much for considering.

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Carla - Welcome!!!!  Woo Hoo!  Glad to see you here.  I bet Cathy(Mizkaki) has one or two.  Not sure when she is getting back home, but I'd ask her first.
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Ahem...
I found some tubular treadle bases on Pinterest...

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Did get to Facebook but can't find a wanted place just many quilts others have done. Not the best user of Facebook.

Looking to buy some charms and they never show them. Well I need to sew anyway. Used an old old White. Brand machine today then donated it to our sewing group.

Has anyone ever heard of an EVERREADY machine as I saw one at antique store . Will try and send pics tomorrow.



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Has anyone got access to or know where to buy 13x1 needles please. Would be eternally grateful for any info.
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Has anyone got access to or know where to buy 13x1 needles please. Would be eternally grateful for any info.


If no luck with the 13x1 I'd go with Boye 2, Household or Boye 8, Domestic NT as a sub.

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Thank you Jon, will do.
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Well...this may not be an active thread? The last post was almost a year ago.

At any rate, I'm looking for bobbins to fit my Free Westinghouse. I read that Featherweights fit but the ones I tried did not. If you know of a specific Featherweight that DOES or if you have Free Westinghouse bobbins please, please let me know ;-)

Also, I have an older Singer 331K1 industrial that came with one needle, one bobbin and zero attachments. I have the manual but can't find parts for it. If anyone is out there still....I could use a little push in the right direction, please. 

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Well...this may not be an active thread? The last post was almost a year ago.

At any rate, I'm looking for bobbins to fit my Free Westinghouse. I read that Featherweights fit but the ones I tried did not. If you know of a specific Featherweight that DOES or if you have Free Westinghouse bobbins please, please let me know ;-)

Also, I have an older Singer 331K1 industrial that came with one needle, one bobbin and zero attachments. I have the manual but can't find parts for it. If anyone is out there still....I could use a little push in the right direction, please. 

Thank you =D



Hi,

I come up with Class 15 bobbins.  Needles are 16x87.  Many sellers lump this in with DBx1, 16x257, very common stuff,  Some of this I have depending on size.  Bobbins for Free Rotary are A1225.  I've also heard the FW bobbins work.  $2 each for the A1225 new old stock.  These have solid walls with one small hole.  I also have the short Rotary needles.  Send me a PM if interested

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Hey Jon, 

Class 15 and 16x87 are those for the Singer Industrial?! [biggrin]  How in the world did you find that!? LOL I've looked everywhere! (well, I guess not where you looked!?)

I would love to buy bobbins and needles for my Free, too

Sent you a PM

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Hey Jon, 

Class 15 and 16x87 are those for the Singer Industrial?! [biggrin]  How in the world did you find that!? LOL I've looked everywhere! (well, I guess not where you looked!?)

I would love to buy bobbins and needles for my Free, too

Sent you a PM

Thanks!


The Singer manuals usually list the needles:

http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/cb0914bbaf8b6fa4701404927a80d12845d46d0e.pdf

This lists the bobbin reference number which is easy to search.  

http://www.towa-mfg.co.jp/seihin/bobbincase_catalogue.pdf

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Well...I downloaded that Singer manual when I got my machine but I don't see where it tells me what size bobbin or what type needles to get. Pg 17 is just a cartoon man looking in the mirror telling me to get parts and needles that fit my machine. It's like he's mocking me. =/
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Well...I downloaded that Singer manual when I got my machine but I don't see where it tells me what size bobbin or what type needles to get. Pg 17 is just a cartoon man looking in the mirror telling me to get parts and needles that fit my machine. It's like he's mocking me. =/


Page 5 of the manual linked above states the needle size. I think maybe this is a different manual from the one you downloaded.

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Well...I downloaded that Singer manual when I got my machine but I don't see where it tells me what size bobbin or what type needles to get. Pg 17 is just a cartoon man looking in the mirror telling me to get parts and needles that fit my machine. It's like he's mocking me. =/


Lol, The 16x87 needles are on page 5 on the Singer manual with the link.  I don't believe I 've seen a mechanical man made from sewing machine parts YET.  Could be the next new Repurposers fad.  The Towa bobbin chart lists 2996 bobbin for Singer 331K.  The same for Singer 15-30 so I know it's a class 15 bobbin.  You can search ebay and the internet with "2996 bobbin" and purchase.  This style doesn't have the many holes like in the familiar class 15 but works the same.

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Page 5 of the manual linked above states the needle size. I think maybe this is a different manual from the one you downloaded.


BwaHahahahaaa...OMG!

Ummm...yeah...it's the same and I'm seriously laughing out loud...so loud my husband could hear me OVER the loud BB game! Oh lordy. No one will know when I actually get crazy b/c it will be such a barely-noticeable change. hahahahaaaa...

And just to be clear...on page 5 I only focused on the weird "only use left twist thread" thing so it's like the rest of the page was invisible. 

Until now. argh...
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Lol, The 16x87 needles are on page 5 on the Singer manual with the link.  I don't believe I 've seen a mechanical man made from sewing machine parts YET.  Could be the next new Repurposers fad.  The Towa bobbin chart lists 2996 bobbin for Singer 331K.  The same for Singer 15-30 so I know it's a class 15 bobbin.  You can search ebay and the internet with "2996 bobbin" and purchase.  This style doesn't have the many holes like in the familiar class 15 but works the same.



hahahaaaa- aren't you guys ready for THIS new person to get a new machine and leave this site? LOL

I see it now. Not ever in the 10's of times I've looked over the manual. Apparently, I only read the TOP of the pages. [rolleyes]
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Aw don't leave we only started to have fun. There is so much to learn here.
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Agreed, we learn, we laugh, we poke fun at ourselves. RooBob, I have similar reading habits. I should be used to being mocked by now...
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Hahahaaa...ok, you guys are really funny. AND knowledgeable to boot!

The lady who owned the Free Westinghouse, which I now own, made wedding dresses, gowns and apparently curtains. I just realized that the big bobbins that were in with some other sewing paraphernalia (including a giant gizmo for buttonholes) will actually fit my industrial! So, now that I know what type needles to buy I'm all set to try and use the scary thing! LOL[rolleyes] 
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Since this is the wanted post --Asking if anybody in Europe / especially Great Briton  is going to a fabric store that is listed for the  Row x Row Experience--I would like to get a license plate and a pin from any store-- .will pay any cost.  I can return the favor if you prefer.
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We may be Great Britons but our country is Great Britain!
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I have a sewmor 414 sewing machine in a cabinet complete!
It also has a Manuel and guide book !
If you want to see it look on eBay price $150
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I'm looking for a Featherweight 222 in good to very good condition.  If you have one or know of some sources, I'd appreciate a heads up.  I'm in Canada on Vancouver Island.

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Hello I am looking for a shirring plate that would go with singer puzzle box style 11 for no. 15 sewing machine. It is the only piece I need to make it complete. Thank you.
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Anyone near Burlington Ontario interested in a 1950 99K? There is one in an online auction closing today.  Lot #271 Vintage black Singer sewing machine in case. Can't tell much from the photos but it doesn't look a complete wreck.
http://timewellauctions.hibid.com/lot/35737159/vintage-black-singer-sewing-machine-in-case/?cpage=6&ref=catalog

Edit: Afterthought. And anyone near Oshawa Ont looking for a nice treadle cabinet with a Sphinx decorated machine there is one in the 'Junk Garage' (I think that is the name of the store) on the east side of Simcoe opposite the old YWCA, north of Gibb. Nothing really fancy, but a nice cabinet with decorative drawers. They want $150.  If someone is really, really interested I can try to find out the proper name of the store and a phone number.

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Anyone way up north? Near Bruce Mines Ontario? And interested in a purple Arrow?
There is one up for auction at Michael Peever auction Dec 13.

[mp1213Z008] 

http://theauctionadvertiser.com/cgi-bin/nslsearcx.pl?s1=152654714

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This is the For Sale / Wanted thread isn't it? And I WANT this!
Also coming up an auction soon.  How much should I be prepared to go for this little b-b-b-beauty?
(Listed as "Unusual sewing machine".)

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That is an early version of the Jones Hand Machine.  The Decal in the center was what they did first, then later it became a metal badge.

The brass face plate and that particular decal set were used in the first edition of this machine.

(Note: My Jones Hand is one of my "go-to" machines as it Always behaves...)

As for price, I bought mine for $150, I have seen them go for as high as $1000 (but in much better condition, with case, etc  3-500 seems to be the primary range

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Well I won't be able to come up with that much. [frown]
Anyone in southern Ontario, it is at Doherty's auctions (  http://www.miltonauctions.com    )

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Well I won't be able to come up with that much. [frown]
Anyone in southern Ontario, it is at Doherty's auctions (  http://www.miltonauctions.com    )


Well I was able to come up with that much after all. [smile]

There were a whack of bayonets there. My son wanted 6 or 7 of them, but the collectors there knew what they were and bid them out of his range (or maybe they were just there to spend money ... "That drug money ain't going to spend itself!"). I did get a WW I German Steyr model 98/05 'Butcher' style one that he wanted, and actually for a bit less than he was prepared to pay.

I also got a couple of nice pieces of amber jewelry and a biscuit jar for Barb. She likes the amber but I think she's going to try to flip the biscuit jar.

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$140 + 10% buyer's premium + 13% tax = $174.02 <-- and that's Canadian, so maybe $130 - $140 in US $?
Well, plus gas there and back and waiting all day for it to come up [frown]

That says A. F. IVEx'S HAND MACHINE. I can't make out that one letter.
The stamping on the needle plate says Jones Company Limited Guidebridge Manchester Trade Mark and the logo looks as if it may be a hummingbird and a honeysuckle flower.

The feed dogs move up and down but not back and forth. They have some oil soaking into the mechanism, and the needle plate. I've wiped a tiny bit of the machine with sm oil, just wiped, not really cleaned.



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That says A. F. IVEx'S HAND MACHINE. I can't make out that one letter.
The stamping on the needle plate says Jones Company Limited Guidebridge Manchester Trade Mark and the logo looks as if it may be a hummingbird and a honeysuckle flower.

The feed dogs move up and down but not back and forth. They have some oil soaking into the mechanism, and the needle plate. I've wiped a tiny bit of the machine with sm oil, just wiped, not really cleaned.

Oops, I guess that isn't a hummingbird after all. It is a phoenix and the honeysuckle flower is a clutch of "arrows of industry". [smile]

Anyway, I got it oiled and lubed and tried 30 different kinds of penetrating oils to get one of the clothplate screws out. Finally ended up using a heat gun (yeah the ones for shrinking on the model airplane plastic/film coverings don't do the job. I needed the heavy duty one.) to unstick it. I've got the plate and screws, and the needle bar, presser bar and parts soaking in kerosene. Neither kerosene or sm oil did much to the hardened oil when applied in place. I'll have to scrub the parts I've taken off and just leave the others, as long as they turn freely.

There is a tiny bit of hesitation at one point in the cycle. I suspect someone picked it up by the exposed drive shaft instead of the 'cat back'. It is easy to do. Don't ask me how I know.

So while I get on with cleaning the parts I need to find a shuttle. I did find a site with pictures of the shuttle, but no identification or model/part number. And another with bobbins (plus a picture of a bobbin cobbled together from a toothpick and what looks like pieces of cloth.)

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I may have a spare shuttle and bobbin for that Jones I had the opportunity to pick one up not long after I got my Jones hand machine.

0000 steel wool and your metal cleaner of choice (mine is Brasso) will do a fantastic job on those metal bits

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I've got the plate and screws, and the needle bar, presser bar and parts soaking in kerosene. Neither kerosene or sm oil did much to the hardened oil when applied in place.

Use Lacquer Thinners, or better still Brake and Clutch Cleaner.  With the latter the hardened oil will just run off.

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I may have a spare shuttle and bobbin for that Jones I had the opportunity to pick one up not long after I got my Jones hand machine. 0000 steel wool and your metal cleaner of choice (mine is Brasso) will do a fantastic job on those metal bits
Thanks Steve. PM me a price! [smile]
Actually if you have 2 to spare, I think I may need a second. The Etonia I picked up a while back has a bobbin but no shuttle. The shuttle carrier looks to be the same at first glance.  I'll have to look at the two together and take some measurements to be sure.
Are there any machines that don't use a shuttle, and the bobbin just sits in the oscillating carrier? Probably not as there would be no way to get tension.

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I've got the plate and screws, and the needle bar, presser bar and parts soaking in kerosene. Neither kerosene or sm oil did much to the hardened oil when applied in place.

Use Lacquer Thinners, or better still Brake and Clutch Cleaner.  With the latter the hardened oil will just run off.

Peter

Thanks Peter. Those parts soaked for almost 24 hrs and the enamel-like old oil was just a bit soft. I was able to wipe or scrape most of it off, but some parts had to go back in the bath to soak some more.  I'll get some brake cleaner and try that.

Headlight Lens Cleaner isn't the best for polishing. It was the first that came to hand, but I know I have some Brasso (or is it Silvo I've got?) somewhere.  I may also run them through a bath of old Evaporust. I don't know if it is the Evaporust, or the 'old black almost dead' Evaporust that does it, but let steel soak overnight and it comes out a nice even dark grey. That will polish off but I hope to just wipe it and then repeat the bath and see if it will put a permanent 'blueing' finish on it.

Both the clothplate (needle plate?) and the shuttle cover are scratched right through the plating. I don't know yet if I will have them professionally stripped and then replated.  At present I intend to leave the rest of the worn decals and chipped paint as is, just clean it. So bright shiny replated pieces may look out of place.

The crank handle is just a roughly turned scrap of dowel. I will try to convince my son to apply his lathe skills to make a better one. Just maple painted black? Or fancy burled walnut? Don't know. We'll see.

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Did you try denatured alcohol?

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Did you try denatured alcohol?
Nope. I just grabbed the first cleaner that came to hand. I'm off to Canadian Tire today (too lazy to do it yesterday [frown]) to get some stuff and will pick up some brake cleaner. Now that the parts are off the machine I can work on them without worrying about getting brake cleaner on the painted surfaces or decals - or what remains of them.

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